Universal Music is celebrating a trio of successes both internationally and in Germany this week: rock band Rammstein's untitled seventh studio LP debuted at No. 1 on the album charts in 14 countries, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi achieved the best streaming entry ever for a new artist in the UK, and rapper Capital Bra has notched more No. 1 hits in Germany than any other artist.
"With their untitled new album, Rammstein is going straight to the top of the charts in 14 countries so far – very likely that more countries will follow Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Austria and Canada. In Sweden, Italy, Spain, Australia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, and the UK, the album made it into the top five,” said Frank Briegmann, president & CEO Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon. "A special achievement is the album's entry at #9 of the Billboard charts, making it the bands first Top 10 album in the US.”
Briegmann said that with 270,000 units sold, the untitled album marks the most successful first week of release of the new millennium in Germany. The album is not only Rammstein's first release in ten years, but also their tenth No. 1 in Germany. The album's lead singles "Deutschland" and "Radio" have been streamed over 150 million times.